Chelsea’s main summer saga has not been about the players, but the manager – and that’s taking Eden Hazard into account – but we all knew he would leave eventually.
With Maurizio Sarri edging closer to the exit door, it is probably time to accept that a new man is on his way. Whether that be a homecoming for Frank Lampard or a third spell for Jose Mourinho remains to be seen, but one surprise candidate has entered into contention – to supporters’ delight.
Erik Ten Hag led Ajax to a Dutch double and within seconds of a Champions League final – and the brand of football that saw them ease past Real Madrid and Juventus in the competition’s previous rounds made the continent take notice of a special Ajax side.
The Daily Mirror claim Ten Hag is under consideration at Chelsea – and given the limited resources in light of the impending transfer ban, the Dutchman could be called upon to deliver results beyond the team’s expectations – just like his Ajax team.
With Sarri expected to join Juventus, fans have had reservations about an emotional return for Lampard – but judging by these tweets, Ten Hag’s arrival may be met with a bit more optimism:
PLS MAKE IT HAPPEN
— feijoada eletrônica (@gothsuperstar) June 10, 2019
Please God in heaven do this for me
— Nathan???????? (@IvoryMosi) June 10, 2019
Now this what I’m talking about
— ???? (@TheIcon_007) June 10, 2019
best option so far. dude is the closest thing to pep guardiola’s style
— G.G (@gbengaadeosun_) June 11, 2019
Good news for us
— Adeyemi Gbenga (@Adeyemi585) June 11, 2019
He would come, we have better players than Ajax but our players need better coaching.
— Mike Houlihan (@kerrybluemike) June 10, 2019
he is perfect man for Chelsea job
— Hamidu Wisdom (@HamiduWisdom4) June 11, 2019
— ? ? ? ? ? ? ???????? (@heispapito) June 11, 2019
I’ll be very glad. If we can get this man.
— Paul Richard (@Richardpaul06) June 11, 2019